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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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Multi 2!d Continuations
We used to play: Pass = Doesn't promise diamonds. Just shows that we're willing to play 2 undoubled. 2M = a) P/C, b) Natural INV, c) INV+ if opener has other major 2NT = Asking bid, INV+ 3 = Puppet to 3. GF with a suit of our ...
"Natural" with limited 2m openings
I agree that the Precision 1 opening is a weakness. A diamond opening such as the one suggested is pretty well defined though, compared to Precision 1 or a 1 opening in a short club system. The system you suggest seem to add even more hands into ...
Defining 2NT in Comp
We think that 2NT should be non-natural in most cases in competition, but have some exceptions (hoping most of them should be pretty obvious). These are for situations when 2NT isn't an artificial overcall (like unusual 2NT): 1. Overcalling 2NT over a two of a suit opening is natural ...
Canape Agape
One idea could be to play transfer style openings: 1 = 4+ 1 = 4+ 1 = 10-12 NT The upside would be being able to bid 1red-1M as a forcing bid, for instance: 1-1; 1NT = 5 2X = Canapé 2 = 6+ The downside ...
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
Yes I agree, but sometimes the alternatives are bad. A hand with 8 hcp would be a hand that would really like to bid 2NT as natural, but that isn't available, and feels like 3NT is as much of a shot in the dark as suggesting a ratty four ...
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
We use them to separate ranges. - Direct 3NT = 8-12 hcp - Delayed 3NT = 13-15 hcp - Direct 4NT = 16-17 hcp - Delayed 4NT = 18-19 hcp Must say that it seems like kind of a waste though :)
"Natural" with limited 2m openings
Does Michael use natural 2m openings in his T-Walsh system?
"Natural" with limited 2m openings
The goal isn't really preemption, that's just a side effect :) The goal is to have well defined opening bids in terms of shape, in order to simplify contested auctions. Playing four card majors you make the majors less well defined (in most cases). Some kind of canapé approach ...
"Natural" with limited 2m openings
I'm glad to see that! I'm currently playing a Polish/Swedish Club version in my most frequent partnership, which requires us to use a natural 2 opening (6+ or 5 and a four card major). We used to have this range be 11-16, but found ...
Canape Agape
When I played a Moscito variant, we used the relay as a forcing NT. It could be a GF relay, but it could also be a fairly weak hand looking to find the best part score. Responding 1NT+ were transfers, so we had two ways of raising the major to ...
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